Sensors & Vision
Matrox Imaging announces Matrox 4Sight EV6 vision controller
October 30, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 30, 2018 – Montreal, Quebec’s Matrox Imaging has announced the new Matrox 4Sight EV6, the latest installment to the company’s vision controller lineup.
An enhancement of its immediate predecessor, the Matrox 4Sight GPm, the Matrox 4Sight EV6 integrates a seventh-generation Intel Core processor to power demanding multi-camera applications.
Matrox 4Sight EV6 is powered by an embedded mobile-class processor and features four Gigabit Ethernet and four SuperSpeed USB ports, allowing for multiple connections to the full range of available GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras. These Gigabit Ethernet ports support power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
RS-232/RS-485 ports support connections to legacy automation devices while two additional GigE ports offer independent connections to work cell and enterprise networks, and include a hardware-assisted mechanism for PROFINET communication. Integrated real-time digital I/Os with rotary encoder support help synchronize with other equipment for consistent results.
Matrox 4Sight EV6’s rugged casing ensures the vision controller fits into space-limited locations. The company says the controller’s fanless design helps reduce physical maintenance.
An early-access version of the Matrox 4Sight EV6 will be available in the first quarter of 2019.